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  1. Ratta

    Bashing other aiming systems

    Very very true :-)
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    Eagle eye and sightright

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    Eagle eye and sightright

    Sight Right - or better said just the knowledge about it should be in everyone s arsenal (coach, instructors). Learnt the "method" and its sense 1983 when i visited London. Taught by a snooker player i met "accidently". One of the most impressive and rememberable moments i had in my pool...
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    Role Models

    Ralf Souquet Albin Ouschan Niels Feijen Shane van Boening
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    What to do when we have a bad day

    Looks a bit too similar to the stuff from Bassham :-)
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    What to do when we have a bad day

    Give always 100% from what you got- you cannot give more :-) If you feel like having just 80% of your strength/focus or whatever....give 100% of these 80%. :-)
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    Does the chalks affect the amount of spin?

    I like the Taom very much- ofc it s expensive-no question. But just the fact, that the cloth is sooooo clean even under a very long draw shot practice session..... it s the price worth :p holds very well- and i like the taom chalk. But: i also use the oldschooled chalk as well- and i don t...
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    Mother Drills

    in every practice camp/session use em as a 10-15 minutes warm up. Without an exception. And no matter how "strong" the players are. Atm usually 8 persons in a 4 hour session starts with 10-15 minutes of basics. Tuning in is a good thing- and gives the player on one side a good feeling if he sees...
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    Adjusting to different tables

    Lol- again: adjusting is the key :-) this topic is hunting us Fran last days- isn t it dear? :-)
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    advice for hitting this draw shot?

    The player who s able to adjust faster to given conditions has the necessary advantage to win matches/tournaments. Not long ago Bustamente was in my club for an exhibition- next to the really nice feeling it gave me (good ole days.... lmao)- and seeing him again after a long time, it was just...
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    advice for hitting this draw shot?

    In a match i would go for a simple stopshot- that s it. This gives me a clear shot on the 8. Never run in trouble if there s no reason for it. Better a clear simple quarterball hit instead of being hooked :-)
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    Fat guy stroke issue.

    First you have tof find out, "why" you don t see the "real center". Sometimes ppl are really just "lazy"- but in most cases it s an parallax error. It can be fixed- but it will be a stony and tough time and it can take a long time. (and really frustrating, too). It s kind of re-programming the...
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    It’s my bday 12/29

    Happy birthday my friend from overseas :-) Good to see, that you feel "to play again" more pool. Quality time for sure, because you want it ^^ take care buddy, Ingo
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    I've spent way too much time perfecting my fundamentals...Don't be like me.

    You don t need to take this word "pause" too serious- it s not about how long a pause is: It is just about a smooth transition from back to forward. So you finally don t "rush" during the transition. ( rushing anyway sth you don t want- not backwards and not forward :-) ). Look at Niels...
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    Chris Reinhold "Frozen ball goes in easier with thicker hit?"

    The key is always to hit the CB and the OB perfectly. That s always the problem. The advice "there is no rail" is not so bad. What is really critical is the speed. If you shoot with too slow speed you ll always force the OB to run into the rail. I would say that missing such shots is extemly...
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    The new 'Holy Grail' of aiming.................

    you "could" use a laser for several stuff in giving instructions- problem is the laser itself- there is no laser, which could not hurt your eyes. i searched a long time for sth like that- or a similar thing. unfortunatley nothing, wjhich would not be too dangerous. the "ad" itself- well. don...
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    Would you use... ?

    Exactly- everyone need to learn to handle it. If you practice alone usually ppl wear it to get not disturbed by outer circumstances. Maybe also to block out sth what teasing them etc.- but i m sure, that everyone deep inside knows, that they have to learn to deal with it.... but instead of...
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    Practice Halfball Shots Using Fractional Aiming With a Road Map

    Had 2 students a few ago-- strong 100 ball runners- so potting not really a problem for those young guns, lol. Showed them the half ball stuff (when cb/ob pointing to middle foot rail diamond and ob on the 40 line). Both really appreciated it- just for these *pressure moments* this is a nice...
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    Mental Game - (long) The role of aiming systems in peak performance.

    Nice words full of iron my friend! All you ve written are based what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Nideffer came out with, when they started to work on studying the "Flow" and reaching peak performance and how to reach it. Later on imo Ravizza went to another stage using this stuff- and puttin it...
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    Practice Halfball Shots Using Fractional Aiming With a Road Map

    While i m gettin myself out of the well known *cyber war about aiming*- I ll get my 2 cents about the "half-ball topic" from my expirience. As my eyes gettin worse and worse- i tried to compensate it however- with which method ever, to still have some fun at the table. And ofc while...